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Dam Pool Sediments, A Concern for Water Quality in the Great Lakes

July 22, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Dam Pool Sediments, A Concern for Water Quality in the Great Lakes

Date: Saturday, July 22

Time: Noon – 2:00PM Bring a sack lunch

Place: Gorge Metro Park, 1200 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls 44221

Presenter: Elaine Marsh, Watershed Specialist, Summit Metro Parks; Bill Zawiski, Manager of Water

Quality, Ohio EPA, Northeast Ohio Regional District


Due to the dedication and investment of many organizations and agencies, water quality in the Cuyahoga

River has improved massively since its last burning in 1969. However, large problems remain. Since 2005,

Ohio EPA has led the effort to remove four dams on the Cuyahoga River. The sediment from these

removals has washed into the dam pool behind Gorge Dam to join the sediment that has accumulated there

over the dam’s 100-year history. Plans to remove the dam are progressing. The costliest aspect of the

projected removal is management of the sediment.


Learn about past and future efforts to study these sediments and why their proper management directly

impacts our great lake, Lake Erie. Also learn about the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and its many

benefits to citizens of the region. After a walk along the High Bridge Glen trail, presenters will answer

question while participants eat their personally provided sack lunch.


July 22, 2017
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Event Category:


Summit Metro Parks
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Gorge Metro Park
1160 Front St.
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221 United States
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